How to Paint a Bathroom Cabinet

As the modern bathroom needs a good looking bathroom cabinet to make it complete, you need to keep a bathroom cabinet in your bathroom. As the bathroom is a place where water is used day and night, a bathroom cabinet is prone to water damage all the time. So you will experience an odd color on the bathroom cabinet after a few years of installing. The only way to give a new look to your bathroom cabinet is to paint it.

If you need to paint your bathroom cabinet, you should read on this article to grab valuable information about how to paint a bathroom cabinet.

Choose the Color

Choose a nice color for your bathroom cabinet if you want to bring new look in it. If you are happy with the cabinet’s native color, then you can keep it by buying the same color. Once you decide the preferred color, you can go for buying the necessary things that are required for painting the bathroom cabinet.

Buy the Things

Buy the following things in order to paint the bathroom cabinet well

  • Color
  • Prime
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdriver
  • Cleaner
  • Denatured Alcohol.
  • Sawhorse
  • Cloth or Newspaper
  • Wood Filler (Putty)
  • Putty Knife
  • Brush
  • Foam Roller or Paint Sprayer

Remove the Removable Parts

The first thing that you should do is removing all the removal parts such the doors and the drawers of the bathroom cabinet from its body. This will not only make the cabinet light to carry it away, but also have more room to paint well. Use a matching screwdriver with the screws to unscrew all the screws. Keep the hardware such as screws, hinges etc in a secure place.

Take the Cabinet to a Suitable Place for Painting

After removing the parts, it is better to take the cabinet to another suitable place for painting as painting keeping the cabinet inside the bathroom may cause a lot of problems. You will also find hard time painting comfortably in a congested bathroom. Use sawhorse to place the parts along with cabinet’s main body. Use the some clothes or newspapers under the cabinet and its parts.

Sand the Surface and Fill with Wood Putty

After that, sand the surface of the cabinet well with 180 grit sandpaper. You should sand until you feel smoothness on the surface. If there is any pore on the surface, this should be filled with wood putty. Use a putty knife to do so well for giving a nice finish.

Prime and Dry Well

Now you will have to prime the surface of the cabinet well. Use a brush or sprayer to use primer coating. You may need to prime more than once if needed. Always give much time to dry the primer completely.

Paint and Dry Well

Like priming, you will have to paint in the same way. Use a sprayer or foam roller to paint the parts and the body of the bathroom cabinet. Use second coating of paint if you feel it requires. After painting, give additional time to dry fully.

Take to the Earlier Place

Once you become fully sure that the paint on the cabinet dries up completely, you now can take the cabinet along with the parts to the earlier place.

Attach all the Parts

Now you should attach all the removed parts from the cabinet properly. If you see that the hardware is strong enough to use again, and then use. Otherwise buy new one.You may also need to use denatured alcohol a grease cutter, or TSP as cleaner for cleaning purpose.At the end, you see how easy it is to paint a bathroom cabinet. Follow the guidelines and do yourself perfectly.


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